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Industrial activity advances in July, says CNI

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Data show revenue growth, hours worked, stable employment and industry production capacity

Indicators of the activity of the national industry advanced in the month of July, showing the stabilization of the employment and the recovery of the sector. Data from the National Confederation of Industry (CNI) show that the industry's actual turnover rose 1.7% compared to the same period last year.

At the same time, hours worked in industry rose 0.7% in July compared to the same period last year, while industrial employment rose 0.1% on the same basis of comparison, the third consecutive month without a fall.

In comparison with the same period of last year, capacity utilization, which measures the industry's production capacity, increased 0.3 percentage points to 77.4% in July.

Source: Portal Brasil, with information from the National Confederation of Industry